|The Bible, Douay-Rheims, New Testament - Douay-Rheims Version|
LibriVox recording of The Bible, Douay-Rheims, New Testament, by Douay-Rheims Version. Read by James E. Carson. The Douay Rheims New Testament, published in 1582, is a translation of St Jerome's Latin Vulgate which dates from the fourth century. It influenced production of the King James version of the Bible to come some years afterward, while being the only Roman Catholic authorized vernacular scriptures up until the middle twentieth century...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; religion
Downloads: 5,725 (1 review)
|Dubliners - James Joyce|
LibriVox recording of Dubliners, by James Joyce. Masterful short stories about life in Dublin at the turn of the 19/20th century, by James Joyce. (Summary by Hugh McGuire) Read by LibriVox volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; audiobook; short story; short stories; dublin; joyce
Downloads: 107,999 (2 reviews)
|Somme Battle Stories - Alec John Dawson|
LibriVox recording of Somme Battle Stories by Alec John Dawson. Read in English by David Wales Stories of World War I warfare, published in 1916 in the midst of the war. (That's why names of persons and units are literally "blanked" out.) Alec John Dawson (1872 - 1951), generally known as A. J. Dawson (pseudonyms Major Dawson, Howard Kerr, Nicholas Freydon) was an English author, traveller and novelist...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; World War I; Europe; France; battle; warfare; somme
Downloads: 3,799 (1 review)
|Frankenstein (dramatic reading) - Mary Shelley|
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke Caro...
Keywords: librivox; audio; frankenstein; novel; faust; shelley; gothic; horror
Downloads: 127,760 (1 review)
|The Compleat Bachelor - Oliver Onions|
LibriVox recording of The Compleat Bachelor by Oliver Onions. Read in English by David Wales. George Oliver Onions (1873 – 1961) was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels…. Onions wrote detective fiction, social comedy, historical fiction and romance novels. This social comedy of late Victorian England is among his first published materials. Rollo Butterfield, the compleat bachelor, looks upon his family and friends with an affectionate, gently humorous eye...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Victorian society; england; nineteenth century; humorous fiction; social comedy
Downloads: 1,009 (1 review)
|The People of the Black Circle (version 2) - Robert E. Howard|
LibriVox recording of The People of the Black Circle (version 2) by Robert E. Howard. Read in English by Phil Chenevert "The People of the Black Circle" is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 1,087 (1 review)
|Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Dickens; fiction; English literature
Downloads: 43,197 (6 reviews)
|R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) - Karel Čapek|
LibriVox recording of R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek. (Translated by Paul Selver.) Read in English by a full cast. Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; sci-fi; science fiction; science; apocalypse; love story; machines; rebellion; adam and eve; robots; artificial humans; female lead; corrupt factory
Downloads: 7,334 (4 reviews)
|The Wanderer - Frances Burney|
LibriVox recording of The Wanderer, by Frances Burney. This is the fourth and final novel by Fanny Burney, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. "Who is "Miss Ellis?" Why did she board a ship from France to England at the beginning of the French revolution? Anyway, the loss of her purse made this strange "wanderer" dependent upon the charity of some good people and, of course, bad ones. But she always comforts herself by reminding herself that it's better than "what might have been..." Th...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 4,686 (1 review)
|The Ghost of Guir House - Charles Willing Beale|
LibriVox recording of The Ghost of Guir House, by Charles Willing Beale. Read by Roger Melin. Do you think you understand ghosts? Now you will. Paul Henley, seemingly summoned to a mysterious rural Virginia mansion from his home in New York, finds himself as a guest at a remote, dilapidated colonial house with a host and a hostess every bit as mysterious as the house itself. Might Dorothy, his hostess, somehow be implicated in the hideous crime which he came to know took place in the hidden dept...
Keywords: Ghost; Horror; LibriVox; audiobook
Downloads: 16,849 (2 reviews)
|Mademoiselle Ixe - Mary Elizabeth Hawker|
LibriVox recording of Mademoiselle Ixe by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; england; nineteenth century; literary fiction; russian emigres; country house
Downloads: 876 (2 reviews)
|Gregorian Chant Mass|
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Keywords: Gregorian Chant; Polyphany; Mass
Downloads: 40,860 (9 reviews)
|Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy|
Librivox recording of Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and offers in ample measure the details of English rural life that Hardy so relished. Hardy's growing taste for tragedy is also evident in the novel. It first appeared, anonymously, as a monthly magazine serial, where it gained a wide readership and critical acclaim...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; English literature; Thomas Hardy; Far From the Madding Crowd; rural life; tragedy
Downloads: 118,249 (2 reviews)
|The Girl Next Door - Augusta Huiell Seaman|
LibriVox recording of The Girl Next Door by Augusta Huiell Seaman. Read in English by Jennifer DallmanMarcia Brett has noticed unusual activity at the ramshackle and seemingly abandoned mansion next door: a mysterious, veiled lady is seen coming and going out the front door, a different woman is glimpsed through a shuttered window, and most mysterious of all, a pretty, blond girl is seen briefly looking forlornly out an upper window! Along with her best friend, Janet McNeil, the two girls are d...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; violin; veiled lady; english girl; chinese bracelets
Downloads: 2,300 (1 review)
|Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson|
LibriVox recording of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. Published in 1919, and listed on the Modern Library roster of the 20th century’s 100 greatest novels in English, Winesburg, Ohio presents a series of loosely related character studies of the inhabitants of a fictional Midwestern town that together form a novel of unusual unity and vision. The inarticulate and lonely citizens of Winesburg, each with his or her own secret tale to tell, frequently relate those tales to, or through their...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook
Downloads: 57,494 (1 review)
|The Sins of Hollywood - Ed Roberts|
LibriVox recording of The Sins of Hollywood, by Ed Roberts. Read by Chuck Williamson. Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable hotbed of crime, licentiousness, and moral transgression. THE SINS OF HOLLYWOOD, published in May 1922, is perhaps the most prominent anti-Hollywood polemic published during this turbulent time in film history...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; non-fiction; scandal; gossip; yellow journalism; hollywood; film industry; cinema; movie stars; movies
Downloads: 2,474 (1 review)
|The Fearsome Island - Albert Kinross|
LibriVox recording of The Fearsome Island, by Albert Kinross. Read by Ruth Golding. No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered.Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's or...
Keywords: librivox; audio book; adventure; fantasy; supernatural; magic; shipwreck; Hythe; Diego Rodriguez; Fordred; Snoad; Deedes
Downloads: 15,109 (5 reviews)
|The Bishop's Apron - W. Somerset Maugham|
LibriVox recording of The Bishop's Apron by W. Somerset Maugham. Read in English by Lee Smalley "Canon Spratte saw himself as he thought others might see him: mediocre, pompous, self-assertive, verbose." Maugham could have added ambitious, hypocritical, and vain. In this engrossing social satire, Theodore Spratte, a cleric, motivated by an obsessive desire to be elevated to bishop, embellishes his family history and intrudes upon his son's and daughter's courtships...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; general fiction
Downloads: 1,338 (1 review)
|Uncle's Dream - Fyodor Dostoyevsky|
LibriVox recording of Uncle's Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Frederick Whishaw.) Read in English by Greg Giordano.Uncle’s Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky was written following his five year exile to Siberia where he was sent to serve in a hard labor camp. Following what could only have been a harrowing and harsh existence in Russia’s infamous prison for political and social prisoners, one would expect Dostoyevsky’s work to have been dark and bitter...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; English; novella; classic; Russian; dramatic; fyodor; dostoevesky; uncle'sdream; vintage
Downloads: 1,842 (1 review)
|The Vanished Messenger - E. Phillips Oppenheim|
LibriVox recording of The Vanished Messenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A conference of European nations is being held in the Hague. England has not been invited to attend. Some think war is about to break out. Mr. John P. Dunster, an American, is traveling to the Hague with an important document that may prevent the outbreak of war when he mysteriously disappears after a train wreck in England...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; adventure; espionage; war
Downloads: 1,610 (1 review)
|The Wild Olive - Basil King|
LibriVox recording of The Wild Olive by Basil King. Read in English by Simon Evers Norrie Ford, having been unfairly convicted of murder, has escaped. A lucky chance finds him being rescued by a mysterious girl (the Wild Olive of the title), who sets him up with a new life under a new name in Argentina. He makes such a success of his time there that he is posted back to New York by the company he works for – but not before he has become engaged to be married...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 2,572 (2 reviews)
|David Copperfield - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings in America - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of David Copperfield - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings in America by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Michael Armenta "This short collection of 6 selected scenes from "David Copperfield" were abridged and performed by Dickens himself during his American Tour of 1867 and 1868."- Summary by Michael Armenta For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriV...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; dickens; abridged; david copperfield; condensed by the author; dramatic readings
Downloads: 1,329 (2 reviews)
|A Christmas Carol - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Michael Armenta. This very special abridged version was written and performed by Dickens himself during his American Tour of 1862. Without the more terrifying and dark elements of the full length novel, its hour and a half length, and its lighter, comedic style makes this a family listening experience suited for all ages...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; dickens; Christmas; scrooge
Downloads: 1,894 (1 review)
|The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke This is the second book of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning the adventures of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his side kick Dr Watson. It contains 12 stories published in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures between December 1892 and December 1893 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; Sherlock Holmes; Detective; Crime
Downloads: 3,134 (2 reviews)
|Lost Man's Lane - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of Lost Man's Lane by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Mary Bard After several people apparently vanish into thin air while walking along the same country road, New York detective Mr Gryce calls on the skills of Miss Amelia Butterworth to help him solve this most puzzling crime. The author of Lost Man’s Lane, Anna Katharine Green, has been described as the first female American writer of detective stories...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; women writers
Downloads: 2,898 (1 review)
|The Duel - Anton Chekhov|
LibriVox recording of The Duel, by Anton Chekhov. The plot centres around Laevsky, who is living in a small seaside town in the Caucasus after running away with another man's wife, Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, amid dreams of starting a new life. The dreams have come to nothing as Laevsky idles away his life drinking and playing cards, and Nadyezhda begins to have other affairs. Laevsky's scheme to run away again, this time without his mistress, brings him into conflict with the rationalist Von Koren, w...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; audio book; novel; fiction; chekhov; duel; literature
Downloads: 9,746 (1 review)
|The Insurrection in Dublin - James Stephens|
LibriVox recording of The Insurrection in Dublin, by James Stephens. Read by iremonger. The Easter Rising was a rebellion staged in Ireland in Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was an attempt by militant Irish republicans to win independence from Britain by force of arms. This account was written by Irish novelist James Stephens, who lived and worked in Dublin at the time. (Summary from Wikipedia and iremonger) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, C...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; ireland; history; james stephens; insurrection dublin
Downloads: 10,788 (1 review)
|Fifty-One Tales - Lord Dunsany (Edward J. M. D. Plunkett)|
Very brief, well-crafted stories, many having surprise endings, all steeped in the dye of myth and calling to every reader's neglected imagination. (Summary by Thomas Copeland) Narrated by Thomas Copeland For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ...
Keywords: imagination; myth; Irish; prose poems; adult fairy tales; modern antiques; librivox; audio
Downloads: 8,533 (1 review)
|The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories - Lord Dunsany|
LibriVox recording of The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany. Read in English by Ed Humpal; Alex Clarke; Eileen Tipping; Kelvin D; Jairus Amar; Steve Vito; Assaf Koss; Rosslyn Carlyle; Sandra The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories is the third book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin and others...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fantasy; dunsany
Downloads: 1,238 (1 review)
|The Present Picture of New South Wales - David Dickinson Mann|
LibriVox recording of The Present Picture of New South Wales by David Dickinson Mann. Read in English by Phil Benson Convicted of forgery at the age of 23, David Dickenson Mann narrowly escaped hanging and was transported instead to New South Wales, where he arrived in 1799. Three years later he received a full pardon and was soon working in the secretary's office of the colonial government. Mann fell foul of Governor Wiliam Bligh and was about to leave for England, but in 1808 found himself in...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; australia; new south wales
Downloads: 838 (1 review)
|Criminal Manchester: Experiences of a Special Correspondent - Anonymous|
LibriVox recording of Criminal Manchester: Experiences of a Special Correspondent by Unknown. Read in English by Phil Benson Follow the Manchester Evening News 'special correspondent' and his guide - recently back from a 'seven stretch' - as they take you on a tour through the dimly lit quarters of late 19th-century criminal Manchester. - Summary by Phil Benson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), pleas...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Crime; Lancashire; Manchester
Downloads: 1,810 (1 review)
|Invention And Discovery: Curious Facts And Characteristic Sketches - Unknown|
LibriVox recording of Invention And Discovery: Curious Facts And Characteristic Sketches by Unknown. Read in English by David Wales"In this little volume are brought together a number of sketches and memoranda, illustrating the history of discovery, and the lives and labours of inventors and explorers, not of our own country alone, but of others, for knowledge is of no country, but of all. The object of the collector has been rather to present the popular than the strictly scientific side of hi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; nineteenth century; invention; technology; discovery
Downloads: 1,237 (1 review)
|The Celtic Twilight - William Butler Yeats|
LibriVox recording of The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats. Read in English by Shakira Searle; Arie; russellhughes; Jordan Heron; John O'Riordan; Luna Pierson; KHand; Tim Rainey; Anusha Iyer; Robert Dixon; John Van Stan; Simon Smoke; Kathy Wright; JamesMcAndrew; Glenn O'Brien; MaryAnne; ImkeStevens; Max Wainer; MaryAnn; and Erin B. Lillis. I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world, an...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fairy; Celtic; Ireland; Yeats; twilight
Downloads: 2,816 (1 review)
|Practical Instruction for Detectives - Emmerson W. Manning|
LibriVox recording of Practical Instruction for Detectives by Emmerson W. Manning. Read in English by Fiddlesticks; James K. White; Rosslyn Carlyle; Julia Niedermaier Having been connected for many years with two of the largest and most successful private detective agencies in this country, both as an operator and as an official, and having been requested to outline briefly and concisely the most modern and up-to-date methods employed by leading detectives and private detective agencies of toda...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Crime; criminals; instructions; detectives
Downloads: 1,981 (1 review)
|Poetry of St John of the Cross - Saint John of the Cross|
LibriVox recording of Poetry of St John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross. (Translated by David Lewis.) Read in English by Ed Humpal The poems of St John of the Cross, with their mystic depth and spiritual ecstasy, stand among the world's great poems of Divine Love in all traditions. St John is one of the Roman Catholic Doctors of the Church, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, and co-founder with St Teresa of Avila of the Discalced Carmelites...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; poetry; christian; spiritual life; camelite; divine love
Downloads: 1,953 (1 review)
|Bert's Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking - Edmund Bert|
LibriVox recording of Bert's Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking by Edmund Bert. Read in English by Curt Walton An approved Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking. Divided into three Bookes. The first teacheth, How to make a short-winged Hawke good, with good conditions. The second, How to reclaime a Hawke from any ill condition. The third teacheth. Cures for all knowne griefes and diseases. By Edmund Bert, Gentleman...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; falconry
Downloads: 436 (1 review)
|The Best Man - Grace Livingston Hill|
LibriVox recording of The Best Man, by Grace Livingston Hill. Read by Gail Mattern. Cyril Gordon, a young and handsome secret service agent is running from pursuers who desperately want the information he holds. He hides out from them in a church, and then finds himself married to a woman he’s never seen before. A sweet and sometimes, funny, romance, with several exciting chases. (Summary by Gail Mattern) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, C...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; romance; religion; spy stories
Downloads: 61,107 (5 reviews)
|Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. - Washington Irving|
LibriVox recording of Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent., by Washington Irving. Read by James K. White. The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1824) is a compilation of eight humorous and observational letters written by American writer, Washington Irving, under the pseudonym, Jonathan Oldstyle. These eight letters and one additional were first published as a series of "Letters to the Editor" of the New York paper, The Morning Chronicle, between 1802 and 1803...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; humor; commentary; observations; letters; essays
Downloads: 1,111 (1 review)
|Mr. Punch's Dramatic Sequels - St. John Emile Clavering Hankin|
LibriVox recording of Mr. Punch's Dramatic Sequels, by St. John Hankin (1869 - 1909). A collection of short and humorous one-act "sequels" to 14 major plays (many already in the Librivox catalog). Plays end too soon. They never show The whole of what I want to know. The curtain falls and I'm perplexed With doubts about what happened next. Did HAMLET'S father haunt no more The battlements of Elsinore? Does LADY TEAZLE never call At LADY SNEERWELL'S now at all? Was BENEDICK'S a happy marriage? And...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; drama; short play; play; humor; humour; parody
Downloads: 674 (1 review)
|Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective - Ellis Parker Butler|
LibriVox recording of Philo Gubb, Correspondence-School Detective, by Ellis Parker Butler. Philo Gubb, not being content with his job as wallpaper-hanger, has higher aspirations: to become a detective, just like Sherlock Holmes. To that end, he enrolls in a correspondence course, where he gets lessons through the mail as well as the necessary disguises for a detective. Philo Gubb, not being really clever or intuitive, or even looking good in those disguises, gets involved in one case after the o...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; humor; detective
Downloads: 3,644 (2 reviews)
|Card Trick - John Berryman|
LibriVox recording of Card Trick by John Berryman. Read in English by Gary Dana. The Psi Lodge had their ways and means of applying pressure, when pressure was needed. But the peculiar talent this fellow showed was one that even they'd never heard of...! - Summary by John Berryman For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 2,998 (1 review)
|Essays and Literary Studies - Stephen Leacock|
LibriVox recording of Essays and Literary Studies, by Stephen Leacock. Read by TriciaG. A collection of wry looks at literature, education, and other social phenomena by Canadian humourist and economics professor, Stephen Leacock. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; essays; Charles Dickens; O. Henry; King Charles II; literature; education; humor; humour
Downloads: 1,064 (1 review)
|The Odyssey - Homer|
Librivox recording of The Odyssey, by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy...
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; homer; classics; adventure; poetry
Downloads: 873,581 (3 reviews)
|Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Stephen Leacock|
LibriVox recording of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, by Stephen Leacock. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a sequence of stories by Stephen Leacock, first published in 1912. It is generally considered to be one of the most enduring classics of Canadian humorous literature. The fictional setting for these stories is Mariposa, a small town on the shore of Lake Wissanotti. Although drawn from his experiences in Orillia, Ontario, Leacock writes in the introduction: "Mariposa is not a real t...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Literature; Sunshine Sketches; Satire; Stephen Leacock
Downloads: 13,807 (1 review)
|My Discovery of England - Stephen Leacock|
LibriVox recording of My Discovery of England, by Stephen Leacock. Read by TriciaG. "In the course of time a very considerable public feeling was aroused in the United States and Canada over this state of affairs. The lack of reciprocity in it seemed unfair. It was felt (or at least I felt) that the time had come when some one ought to go over and take some impressions off England. The choice of such a person (my choice) fell upon myself...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; humor; culture; lecturing; public speaking; travel
Downloads: 1,532 (1 review)
|Frankenstein - Mary Shelley|
LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg. Frankenstein begins in epistolary form, documenting the correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville. Walton sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame and friendship. The ship becomes trapped in ice, and, one day, the crew sees a dog sled in the distance, on which there is the figure of a giant man...
Keywords: Gothic; horror; morality; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; literature; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 50,843 (4 reviews)
|Oedipus Rex - Sophocles|
LibriVox recording of Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Oedipus the King (often known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex) is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence...
Keywords: librivox; audio; drama; oedipus; sophocles
Downloads: 62,979 (2 reviews)
|Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton - G. K. Chesterton|
LibriVox recording of WIT AND WISDOM OF CHESTERTON, by Gilbert K. Chesterton This little volume, issued as a gift book for lovers of Mr. Chesterton's writings in 1911, is made up from essays to be found in "The Defandant", "Varied Types" and "Tremendous Trifles". These 12 pieces were chosen to giving a peek into the margins of Chesterton's work and give a sense of the distinctive flavor of his mind...
Keywords: librivox; non-fiction; audiobook; essays; GKC
Downloads: 4,749 (1 review)
|Dallam's Travels with an Organ to the Grand Signieur, 1599-1600 - Thomas Dallam|
LibriVox recording of Dallam's Travels with an Organ to the Grand Signieur, 1599-1600 by Thomas Dallam. Read by Sue Anderson Queen Elizabeth the First of England, the Grand Turk at Constantinople, and an organ builder named Thomas Dallam—quite a trio. In 1599, Elizabeth commanded master organ builder Dallam to construct and deliver to the Grand Signieur , as a present intended to garner trade and political advantages for England, a fantastic mechanical organ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; queen elizabeth the first; levant company; travel-constantinople
Downloads: 813 (1 review)
|A Diary from Dixie - Mary Chesnut|
LibriVox recording of A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chesnut. Read by Laurie Anne Walden Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time...
Keywords: Confederacy; memoirs; history; Civil War; South Carolina; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 24,453 (6 reviews)